Pipe lining is a reliable technique designed to repair cracked or broken drains. It involves inserting a special type of flexible tube into the drain from the inside and then expanding it to prevent liquid from escaping through any cracks, which may have been caused by root ingress, subsidence or any other reason. It then hardens to form a new, tougher pipe inside the old one, making it as strong as a new pipe, while reducing the need to dig up the road or garden and significantly reduces costly repairs.
The Stages Of Pipe Lining
Pipe lining involves three stages:
1. Drain survey to inspect the drain using CCTV cameras
2. Inserting the pipe liner and bladder that inflates, pushing the new liner into place
3. The liner hardens, making a new internal sleeve that’s good as new.
Why Is Drain Pipe Lining Necessary?
Drain pipe lining is necessary because it reduces the need for expensive groundworks to replace cracked or damaged underground pipework.
In the past, it was necessary to dig up your driveway or garden to repair a drain, but with recent advances in lining technology, that’s now a thing of the past. Liners can be installed by inserting a sleeve through the existing drain pipes and then expanding them to provide a watertight seal.
Pipe lining technology is extremely reliable and prevents pipes from cracking, leaching, or cracking due to tree roots. Furthermore, sealed pipes prevent rainwater or sewage from leaking out and causing flooding or health hazards.
If you require a drain survey or suspect a drain pipe has cracked or is leaking, get in touch with us today.